Friday, May 28, 2010

City of Decatur Pools Open Tomorrow

Ebster Pool, Mckoy Pool and Glenlake Pool open tomorrow at 10am

Kids and Teens Art Festival

Join us at Decatur Recreation from 10am-2pm for the Kids and Teens festival

Monday, May 24, 2010

Healthy Monday Tip

Avoid barbeque binging. Stay on track this Memorial Day by using small dishes instead of picking from a larger bowl or package. Seeing your portions makes all the difference!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Marc John Jeffries

You never know who will stop by Decatur Rec.
On Thursday, April 29th Marc John Jeffries stopped by the Rec Center with his Dad (Marc) to shoot some hoops. Marc had the opportunity to play basketball in a calm surrounding with a great group of Decatur kids. When asked had did they find out about Decatur Rec, both replied, “We asked where can we play basketball where it is safe and low key.” Marc is currently shooting at Agnes Scott College with Martin Lawrence for the up-coming movie , Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son. He will be playing the best friend on Trey.
You may remember Marc from the Movie, Losing Isaiah (1995) where he played the baby of Halley Berry’s character.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Healthy Monday Tip

Wind down to amp up. Stay alert by devoting 30 minutes a day to a relaxing activity like yoga, meditation or reading. Regular relaxation keeps you energized – get in the habit today!
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Little Kickers

Please be reminded that Lil Kickers class will begin on Monday, April 12 for the Monday/Wednesday Class and on Tuesday, April 13 for the Tuesday/Thursday Class. All classes are from 5:03-6:30pm.
At the present time we have not designated a field for the class. I will contact you before your first class to inform you of the field location.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at 678-553-6549 or by e-mail

Decatur Active Living looks forward to having your child part of our Lil’ Kickers program.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Congratulations to Decatur Active Living Service Award Recipients

Lee Williams receiving his 5 year pin from City Manager, Peggy Merriss at a recent staff meeting. Lee Williams, is a Program Supervisor for Decatur Active Living.

Virginia receiving her 10 year pin from City Manager, Peggy Merriss at a recent staff meeting. Virginia Atchison is the administrative assistant for Decatur Active Living.

Glenlake Park Update

Monday, May 10, 2010

Glenlake Park

Glenlake Tennis Center Update

The old lights have been removed and the new lights have gone up at Glenlake Tennis Center. There will now be 18 shoebox style energy efficient lights instead of the 11 unshielded lights that were removed. Check back here for more updates.

Glenlake Park Update

The driveway is being paved. We are getting closer to the re-opening of Glenlake Park.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Atlanta Streets Alive

The Buildings and Facilities Office and the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity are partnering with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Regional Commission and many other local organizations to encourage Healthy People in Healthy Places through Atlanta Streets Alive!

On May 23, 2010 from 1-6 pm Atlanta Streets Alive! will shut down five miles of streets in downtown Atlanta to cars, and open them up for people from across the region to bike, walk, run, play, and make their own. Atlanta Streets Alive! will be an entirely free opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with the public realm, build community and participate in healthy activities. By closing streets temporarily to cars, Atlanta Streets Alive will create a safe and welcoming space for people of all ages, fitness levels, and degrees of confidence to bicycle in a safe and welcoming setting. The event will animate many of the dead spaces throughout our downtown, featuring arts installations, improvisation, theater, dance and fitness classes, and will bring a healthy dose of imagination and spontaneous joy to our city. Atlanta Streets Alive! is a Ciclovia style event and is a promising public health strategy to increase physical activity.

Please join us on May 23rd to help our streets come alive! For more information on the event, to see where it will take place or to volunteer please visit

Contact CDC’s Transportation Planner, Katie Sobush at with any questions.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Decatur Laxapalooza

Come join Decatur Active Living this weekend for our First Annual Lacrosse Tournament.

Come and watch some great lacrosse!

Ages participating: U-11, U-13, U-15 Girls
U-9, U-11, U-13 Boys

Games will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Decatur City Field Locations:
• Ebster Field
• Agnes Scott College
• Samuel L. Jones Boys and Girls Club
• Decatur High School
• Renfroe Middle School
Volunteers needed to serve as field captains, information center workers, and on the break down and set up committees.

Games will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
For more information contact Stacy Green at 678-553-6549 or Stacy. Green@decaturga. com

Friday and Sunday Tennis Drills

The courts at Glenlake Tennis Center are undergoing a complete renovation. The City of Decatur has a tradition with our Friday Night Drills and the Sunday Morning Drills. Drills will resume when the courts at Glenlake have been completed. The expected date is June 5th so I hope to see everyone on Friday, June 11 for Friday evening drills from 6:30-8pm. Yes, Drills have been moved to 6:30 to allow more people the opportunity to attend after fighting Atlanta traffic. Please call 404-377-7231 with any questions.

Gerdening with Tropical Plants

When: Tuesday, May 18th 7:00pm
Where: 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, Ga
Speaker: Dr. Bodie Pennisi, Extension Floraculture Specialist in Griffin

Great speaker and lots of fun
To register call 404-298-4080 DeKalb Extension
$10 per person, great door prizes